We must not forget our past: European Council Secretary General
France, Strasbourg, Jan.28 / Trend , A.Maharramli /
"We must not forget our past," Thorbjorn Jagland, Secretary General of the Council of Europe, said during an event dedicated to Holocaust victims at PACE's winter session.
Jagland noted that women and men do not lose their lives; on the contrary, they start it together in today's Europe.
"Cooperation, transparency and integration developed by the European Council is the only way to ensure human rights, democracy and legal state principles," he added.
PACE's new chairman, Movlud Chavushoglu, stated that memory is the best way of to avoid a second Holocaust.
"The savageries of the World War II led to the establishment of Council of Europe and the recognition of human rights universally. Memory is the best way of avoiding a second Holocaust. That's why it is enough to remember the darkest moments of European history in the last century in order not to remember importance of human rights", PACE chairman said.